Doctor of Philosophy (Expected 2024)
Mt. San Antonio College
Associate of Arts (2014)
Psychology and Political Science
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts (2016)
Psychology, with High Distinction and Honors in Major
Emotion, emotion regulation, conversation, social exclusion, interpersonal processes
Research Grants Awarded
Cornell Center for Social Sciences. The effect of causal mechanistic explanations on perceptions of research findings. (Role: Co-PI; Amount: $28,421.00). Funding Dates: 11/08/2021 – 06/30/2024.
Cornell Cognitive Science Program Graduate Research Initiative. Do causal explanations paradoxically undermine the perception of research findings? (Amount: $996.32). Award date: 12/09/2021.
Cornell Department of Psychology Graduate Research Grant. Does benefiting from preferential treatment lead to the exclusion of rejected others? (Amount: $497.19). Award Date: 10/20/2020.
Awards and Honors
2022 Cornell Cognitive Science Program Travel Award
2021 Cornell Department of Psychology Departmental Service Award
2016 Warner Brown Memorial Prize for Outstanding Promise in Psychological Research
2016 Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley Chapter
2015 Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, Berkeley Chapter
2014 Honors Transfer Council of California Exemplary Achievement Award
2014 Kaitlyn McCanne Memorial Scholarship
2014 Dr. Ginny Burley Honors Program Scholarship
(note: asterisk [*] denotes undergraduate mentee)
Rosenfeld, D.L., Balcetis, E., Bastian, B., Berkman, E.T., Bosson, J.K., Brannon, T.N, Burrow, A., Cameron, C.D., Chen, S., Cook, J., Crandall, C., Davidai, S., Dhont, K., Eastwick, P., Gaither, S., Gangestad, S., Gilovich, T., Gray, K., . . . Lee, R.T., . . . Tomiyama, A.J. (2022). Psychological Science in the Wake of COVID-19: Social, Methodological, and Metascientific Considerations. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 17(2), 311–333. doi: 10.1177/1745691621999374
Zayas, V., Lee, R.T., & Shoda, Y. (2021). Modeling the mind: Assessment of if…then… profiles as a window to shared psychological processes and individual differences. In D. Wood, S.J. Read, P.D. Harms, & A. Slaughter (Eds.) Measuring and Modeling Persons and Situations (pp. 145-191). Elsevier.
Darling-Hammond, S., Lee, R.T., & Mendoza-Denton, R. (2021). Interracial contact at work: Does workplace diversity reduce bias?. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 24(7), 1114–1131.
doi: 10.1177/1368430220932636 [PDF]
Milton, S.,* Manfredi, N.,* Cress, D.,* Lee, R.T., & Zayas, V. (2021). More than an icon: Public figures mitigate emotional distress [Special section of top 20% reviewed extended abstracts from the 8th Annual Society for Affective Science Conference]. Affective Science. doi: 10.1007/s42761-021-00069-3
Perez, A.D., Lee, R.T., & Mendoza-Denton, R. (2020). Belonging in schools. In C. Worrell, T.L. Hughes, & D.D. Dixson (Eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Applied School Psychology (pp. 157-169). Cambridge University Press.
Zayas, V., Sridharan, V., Lee, R.T., & Shoda, Y. (2019). Addressing two blind spots of commonly used experimental designs: The highly-repeated within-person approach. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. doi: 10.1111/spc3.12487 [PDF]
Lee, R.T., Perez, A.D., Boykin, C.M., & Mendoza-Denton, R. (2019). On the prevalence of racial discrimination in the United States. PLoS ONE, 14(1):e0210698. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0210698 [PDF]
Campos, J.J., Camras, L.A., Lee, R.T., He, M., & Campos, R.G. (2018). A relational recasting of the principles of emotional competence. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, (15)6, 711-727.
doi: 10.1080/17405629.2018.1502921 [PDF]
Manuscripts In-preparation or Under review
Baum, S.M., Critcher, C.R., Lee, R.T., & Zayas, V. (submitted). Caught in the middle of social exclusion: A misguided and counterproductive reluctance to speak up.
Lee, R.T., Zayas, V., Surenkok, G., Baum, S.M., & Critcher, C.R., (in prep.). Preferential treatment leads to exclusion of rejected others by included individuals.
Zayas, V., Lee, R.T., Gaby, J., Gunaydin, G., & Shoda, Y. (in prep.). Towards reverse engineering personality: From situation assessment to personality to behavioral prediction.
Jeffrey, C.M.,* Lee, R.T., & Zayas, V. (in prep.) Emojis used in text based communication among partners shape perceptions of relationship quality.